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A swing and a putt for freedom

 High Commissioner Bernard Baker of Singapore and Ambassador Hassen AL – Oqab of Kuwait awarding the winner's trophy to Mr G du Preez

High Commissioner Bernard Baker of Singapore and Ambassador Hassen AL – Oqab of Kuwait awarding the winner's trophy to Mr G du Preez

The Asia and Middle East directorate of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and High Commissions and Embassies from that region accredited to South Africa together with sponsors participated in a Golf Day to celebrate the 2 decades of freedom and democracy in South Africa.

Opening the tournament,  Ambassador Francis Moloi, Chief Director of the Asia desk at DIRCO and an avid golfer, encouraged the 120 participants by referring to the milestone of 20 years of Freedom and Democracy achieved in South Africa.

The overall winner of the tournament, G. Du Preez, took the top prize when Anoitnette Smit said yes to the marriage proposal he made to her when accepting his prize.

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Dean of the Asia Group, High Commissioner Bernard Baker of Singapore, Dean of the Arab Group, Ambassador Hassen AL – Oqab of Kuwait and Deputy Director General Ambassador Anil Sooklal (DIRCO) acknowledged the relations and role of the countries of the region in their support for the liberation of South Africa with specific reference to the Bandung Conference and the Non- Aligned Movement during the prize giving gala dinner at the Blue Valley Golf Course.

The main sponsors Pastranscor and Internet Solutions also made brief presentations.








DIRCO-ASIAN- GOLF DAY            13-Jun
        Format: Individual Stableford            
        Novelty prizes            
        Nearest the pin hole # 8 Open    F. Matthee        
        Nearest The Pin # 12 Men    Renier Nel        
        Longest drive hole # 5 men    Elbie Fourie        
        Longest drive hole # 9 Open    Harrie Van Eetveldt        
        Longest drive hole # 13 Ladies    Antoinette Smit        
    Pos    Names             
    1    G. Du Preez              
    2    Marius Strydom        
    3    Wong Zhigang          
    4    Kevin N                     
    5    D. Henning                
    6    G Dreyer                   
    7    H. Wei                     
    8    Johan Liebenberg       
    9    Ryan Moonsamy         
    10    Dharmesh Rama       
    11    Cyril Soobramany     
    12    Le Huy Hoang          
    13    Salil Dhingra            
    14    Johan Kellerman        
    15    A. Venter                 
    16    David Mabza             
    17    H. Van Eedveldt       
    18    M. Naicker                
    19    Barry Tooth               
    20    F. Matthee                
    21    Andrew Watson         
    22    JH. Smit                   
    23    Marcel Herbst          
    24    YC. Kim                  
    25    Sean Nourse           
    26    P. Daniel               
    27    RT. Mochebele         
    28    Ronnie Fabregas      
    29    P. Jordaan              
    30    Azar                     
    31    Janette Suo             
    32    Wan Abdullah          
    FOUR BALL ALLIANCE            
    1    Dreyer, Le Roux, Strydom & Spies   
    2    JH Smith, H Ferreira, Zhigang & Abdulla   
    3    M Chetty, R Nel, Herbst & C Soobramoney   
    4    Du Preez, Eric, Viravakin & Antoinette   




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